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wallstreet1-042418.jpg Investors are waiting for the Fed House Price Index, New Home Sales as well as Consumer Confidence Data to be released on Tuesday. The market might be reacting to earnings reports from several major companies such as Caterpillar, Jetblue, 3M, Whirlpool, Lockheed Martin, etc today.

cocacola-042418.jpg The Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported that its first-quarter comparable earnings per share from continuing operations grew 8% year-over-year to $0.47. On average, 20 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.46 for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically...

timdraper-bitcoins-042418.jpg Venture capitalist Tim Draper predicted that Bitcoin could be bigger than the internet. Draper also said that the top cryptocurrency would be bigger than his early investments in Tesla, Hotmail and Skype, combined, CNBC reported citing comments the investor made during a debate.

elililly-042418.jpg Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) Tuesday reported a profit for its first-quarter, compared to a loss last year, primarily driven by higher operating income. Quarterly revenue increased 9 percent, driven primarily by the increased demand for new pharmaceutical products. The company raised its 2018 outlook. Both adjusted earnings per share and revenue for the quarter beat analysts' expectations.

aws-blockchain-042418.jpg Amazon Web Services or AWS announced its Blockchain Templates, which will give developers a faster way to set up networks on the Ethereum blockchain or Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric. In a statement, AWS said these templates will give users a fast and easy way to create and deploy secure blockchain networks using open source frameworks.

sap-042418.jpg Shares of SAP SE were gaining around 3 percent in German trading after the software giant reported Tuesday higher first-quarter profit with strong growth in cloud subscriptions and support revenues. The company further lifted its outlook for fiscal 2018. CEO said, "With an increasing share of predictable revenues, our beyond expectations profitability is cause for even greater shareholder confiden

sharesteady-042418.jpg European stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as oil extended gains amid Middle East tensions and the dollar held steady near its highest level since January on expectations for a faster pace of interest-rate hikes. Amid another batch of mixed earnings updates, investors awaited the European Central...

goldmansachs-042418.jpg Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has made its first crypto-specific appointment with Justin Schmidt, a former cryptocurrency trader, as the financial services giant aims to explore creating a bitcoin trading desk, reports said. The bank spokeswoman Tiffany Galvin-Cohen was quoted as saying Schmidt joined the bank as a vice president and head of digital asset markets in the firm's securities division.

German stocks rose on Tuesday as the earnings season picked up steam and investors waited for cues from the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting, due Thursday. The benchmark DAX was up 66 points or 0.53 percent at 12,638 in opening deals after closing 0.3 percent higher in the previous...

pharma-042318.jpg Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Prothena pulling the plug on its AL amyloidosis drug candidate NEOD001; FDA panel thumbs up for lower dose of Baricitinib; imposition of FDA's partial hold on Epizyme's Tazemetostat program and FDA striking down Pfizer's Herceptin biosimilar.

sharesfirm-042418.jpg European stocks may open higher on Tuesday as Brent crude oil prices extended gains for a sixth day and a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies. Oil prices hit their highest level since late 2014 on expectations of renewed U.S. sanctions against...

pharma-gainers-042318.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

Briggs & Stratton has announced voluntary recall of about 201 thousand surface cleaners due to risk of injury. The company said it has recalled the 3000 PSI Briggs & Stratton and Craftsman branded pressure washer surface cleaners, as surface cleaner's spray bar can break and detach from the central...

google-earnings-042418.jpg Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), the parent company of Google, Monday reported a surge in profit for the first quarter, primarily reflecting strong revenue growth in search and advertising. Alphabet's first-quarter profit surged to $9.40 billion or $13.33 per share from $5.43 billion or $7.73 per share...

wallstreet-013013_23apr18.jpg Stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading session on Monday before ending the day modestly lower. With the drop on the day, the Dow closed lower for the fourth consecutive session.

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